Divorcing couples will be asked to fill a tick box form online detailing the money and assets they each want under sweeping plans to streamline the system.
The newly-established ‘Financial Remedies Courts’ will then use the ten-page document to rule on the financial side of a divorce.
The form allows spouses to tick boxes asking for maintenance payments, a lump sum and a share of a property.
The plans have been drawn up by senior judges led by Britain’s top family court judge Sir James Munby, the president of the High Court’s Family Division.
Sir James said that ‘Form A’ would be approved for use early next month, with the first Remedies Courts to begin running as part of a pilot scheme that may also start next month.
Sir James added that ‘the complete delinking … of divorce and money, so that they are started and pursued by completely separate processes, will proceed with all possible speed’.
A spokesman for Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service said: ‘We are working with the judiciary on a pilot scheme, creating specialised courts to deal with financial matters arising from divorce and separation.’
Officials indicated that ‘plans are still at an early stage and no decisions have been taken’.